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Oct 22 2020

The Breakfast Club (Homeward Bound)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

A Cold War crisis over Cuba leads to brink of nuclear war; Shah of Iran allowed into U.S. for treatment; ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd killed; Last victim slain in D.C. sniper shootings; Cellist Pablo Casals dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

Bobby Seale

Breakfast News

The Latest: Kansas gov. again urges statewide mask mandate

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

US officials: Russia and Iran have obtained voter info

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

Court orders California to cut San Quentin inmates by half

Remains found in search for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

NASA spacecraft sent asteroid rubble flying in sample grab

Animals, people rescue each other in heartfelt docuseries

Woman’s obituary: In lieu of flowers ‘do not vote for Trump’

Spain 1st in western Europe to hit 1 million virus cases

Brazil’s Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine from China

Protesters in Colombia decry government pandemic response

Coronavirus spreads in Nagorno-Karabakh amid heavy fighting

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

UK-EU trade talks back on after bloc offers olive branch

Thai protesters march in show of strength against government

Spain’s parliament debates no-confidence vote to oust govt

Over 60 exhibits damaged at Berlin museums, motive a mystery

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Regime’s Crimes at the Border Will Outlast Stephen Miller Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Rat-Fucker Rashomon: Getting the “Highest Level of Government” to Free Julian Assange emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The president’s lawyer, ladies and gentlemen digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

“Give me a good cartoonist…” Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

San Francisco Board Unanimously Passes ‘CAREN Act’ to Make False, Discriminatory 911 Calls a Hate Crime Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

The DNI/FBI Announcement On Election Interference: Before Anyone Asks, I Really Have No Idea Adam L. Silverman, Balloon juice

Daniel Dale should get combat pay Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why Did the 1619 Project Cause Such Outrage? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Smash and grab Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Lincoln Lads Just Can’t Stop Ripping Us Off driftglass, at his blog

IF POLLS AND REGISTRATION NUMBERS ARE RIGHT, DEMOCRATS WILL WIN — BUT THEY HAVE A LONG-TERM PROBLEM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog